We absolutely love our home but there was one ominous feature that was too overbearing for us to keep... And that was the fireplace. All 20 feet of it had to go. The change is amazing and I'm really excited to show off the final results. We will still be replacing the carpet with hardwoods, which will change the look of the space even more.
We thought we would document the process and share our DIY project with you all for something fun and different. Like I said, we still have a lot more to do with the floors, but like most homes, they're a constant work in progress. If you have any questions, please comment below and we'll do our best to answer them!
Brent used a drill hammer to break up the mortar. It was much faster to do this route than to use a hammer and chisel. The only downfall is that you need to have an air compressor and it's super loud. Also, wear a mask. The amount of dust that occurs while doing this is insane. And safety first.. wear goggles!
We painted the wall and also started framing out the mantle. Brent made the mantle to wear the mantle can be unscrewed and taken off without ripping the entire wall apart. While painting, we were able to really get a good idea of how even the wall texture was/wasn't. We continued to fill in spots, add texture, sand, paint and repeated until the wall looked as even as we could get it.
And the final results below. As I've said multiple times, we'll be replacing the carpet with hardwoods at some point. We also have lovely popcorn ceilings that we'll eventually muster up the courage to remove and lighten the look of the ceilings. We also need a bit more furniture, like a fun end table and couch table/media center. We have a pretty eclectic style... lightly modern, slightly bohemian, slightly Scandinavian, so keeping the fireplace clean and modern matched perfectly and would be able to easily go with any other style if we decide to redecorate in the future. I also love textures and collecting fun pieces that will start conversations, which you can tell and I'm really obsessed with gem toned color palettes right now, so I used golds, deep reds, purples, and turquoises mixed with furry creams, whites and grays.
If you have questions about where we found/made/purchased pieces, just comment below and I'll happily answer! Of course, we have our Bohemian Woodworx boxes proudly displayed.
xoxo Sara Lynn